Horseracing may be a great tradition, but we still need to go with the times. Leicester Racecourse realises this and offers a unique blend of Flat and Jump racing, entertainment and a range of luxury or leisurely race day packages. This self-described 'playground for adults' has the mission to entertain and takes its calling very seriously. If you are out looking for a day at the races that's just a little bit more than 'just' a day at the races, Leicester might well be the venue for you.
Address: Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL
Phone: 0116 271 6515
Racing in the Leicester are was predominantly conducted at Victoria Park Racecourse until 1882, the year when the Leicester racing industry moved all events to the course we can visit today. Since it was established Leicester Racecourse has played host to racing legends like Diminuendo, Silver Buck or Time Charter; and has constantly worked on improving itself.
The last decade Leicester Racecourse invested deeply into the development of a new Grandstand, the Club Room feature, and a general modernisation of the available facilities. The result is a state of the art racecourse with all the comforts and features you can think of.
As Leicester caters for both the Flat and the Jump races, its year is divided into two segments: the Jumping season from November to March, and the Flat season from April to October. Both seasons combined hold a total of 32 race days, 20 during Flat season and 12 dedicated to Jump racing.
Note: A bus runs from Leicester Station to Leicester Racecourse which is only two miles from the station.
Take the M1 and leave at Junction 21, follow the A563 outer ring road. The racecourse is located on the A6 Market Harborough Road.
Restaurants: Leicester offers two dining and lunch venues, the 'Choice Restaurant' offering meals from as little as £9.95, and the 'A La Carte Restaurant' which will excite you with its ever-changing menu for prices from £47 including VAT.
Executive Boxes: These private facilities are perfect for groups of 15-30 people and - good news for all dieting racegoers - do not involve compulsory food packages. Should you desire food to be delivered to your high-up private paradise, Leicester Racecourse offers a range of packages starting from £10 per person.
Club Room: With the capacity to seat 120 guests the Club Room is the perfect venue for a day at the races with everyone you know. It includes a private bar, two course buffet, a viewing terrace to share with the trainers and owners, betting facilities and all necessary equipment - AND it is airconditioned.